A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI WITH COPPER INLAY, TIBET, 14TH CENTURY
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI WITH COPPER INLAY
TIBET, 14TH CENTURY
Height 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm)
seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, with the right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra, signifying the moment of Buddha's enlightenment, and the left hand resting elegantly in his lap, the sanghati with an incised border of copper inlay falling in folds over the left shoulder, the face with serene expression, the head and domed ushnisha covered with tight curls and topped with a cintamani
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13746.
Private European Collection
The present Buddha bears strong resemblance to another seated Buddha Shakyamuni dated circa 1300, illustrated in U. von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Vol. 2, Hong Kong, 2001, pls. 322E-F. Compare the inlaid copper hem of the robes, the styling of the base, and the treatment of the face and hair.